Update [Fri 11th Mar, 2022 01:45 GMT]: F-zero X now available to Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. If you don’t see it in your N64 library, you may need to manually update the app from the main Switch menu.
Original article [Wed 9th Mar, 2022 01:05 GMT]: The Nintendo N64 library for the Switch Online Expansion Pack service may have been a little underwhelming at release, but it’s already improved a lot since then.
Nintendo has not only made efforts to fix a number of issues related to the emulation of certain games, but also supported the service alongside the classics. We have already seen games like Banjo-Kazooie as well as The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Maskand next in line is a futuristic racer F-zero Xstarring Captain Falcon & Co.
This absolute classic arrives this week, March 11th. On its social media, Nintendo reminded Expansion Pack members that they will now be able to compete against up to three friends online:
If you haven’t played F-Zero X yet, here’s a little more about the game (along with the trailer above), courtesy of Nintendo.
“Choose from 30 different race cars, including remastered versions of the Blue Falcon and other vehicles from the original F-Zero™, and get ready to speed up! Race to the finish line on tracks that twist and turn through the air. However, you will have to avoid the other 29 cars on the track or you will face the consequences! Destroy rivals in a deadly race. You can also challenge up to three friends in Versus mode. Five separate game modes, hidden vehicles and routes, and a great soundtrack. F-Zero X is a worthy racing game to come back to!”
Is this the game you’ve been waiting for to upgrade to the Switch Online Expansion Pack? Leave a comment below.